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3 Dongle - Pay As You Go - Black £19.99 @ CDiscount

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3 Dongle - Pay As You Go - Black 3 Mobile Broadband USB Dongle, Broadband speeds of up to 3.6Mbps, MicroSD Memory card slot, Plug & play get online in minutes, just top up your device first on the… Read More
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3 Dongle - Pay As You Go - Black

3 Mobile Broadband USB Dongle, Broadband speeds of up to 3.6Mbps, MicroSD Memory card slot, Plug & play get online in minutes, just top up your device first on the 3 website
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#1
Have to say I use three broadband and it works fine :-)
I know alot of people don't like three! but this is a great deal for the ocasional user.
#2
Not wishing to diss your dong (!), but people should also be aware of the Vodafone equivalent which has £15 credit which never expires (simply connect, however briefly, once every 180 days).

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/344869/vodafone-payg-topup-and-go-mobile-b/
#3
terriclarkfan
Not wishing to diss your dong (!), but people should also be aware of the Vodafone equivalent which has £15 credit which never expires (simply connect, however briefly, once every 180 days).

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/344869/vodafone-payg-topup-and-go-mobile-b/


You took the words (thread) right out of my mouth!
#4
fjz22
Have to say I use three broadband and it works fine :-)
I know alot of people don't like three! but this is a great deal for the ocasional user.


They have an agreement with T-Mobile now, so that you are able to get 98% coverage across the UK. Rather than the old days when you couldn't get a signal sitting on top of one of their masts.
#5
terriclarkfan
Not wishing to diss your dong (!), but people should also be aware of the Vodafone equivalent which has £15 credit which never expires (simply connect, however briefly, once every 180 days).

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/344869/vodafone-payg-topup-and-go-mobile-b/


Yup. Non contract deals are al about flexibility of usage (mostly light usage) and even at a higher initial cost, the vodafone deal is better value.
#6
terriclarkfan
Not wishing to diss your dong (!), but people should also be aware of the Vodafone equivalent which has £15 credit which never expires (simply connect, however briefly, once every 180 days).

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/344869/vodafone-payg-topup-and-go-mobile-b/


It is £15 per GB though, so if you're a regular user, you're probably better with the Virgin £5/month deal, if you're an XL TV customer. Both make use of the t-mobile network, so I would imagine that service will be comparable. The good thing about the vodaphone one though is that if you decide it sucks you can just sell it on ebay and not really lose anything, whilst the Virgin deal is a 12 month tie in.
#7
Get it unlocked http://www.dc-unlocker.com/ and use any sim card you want in it...
#8
hukd don
They have an agreement with T-Mobile now, so that you are able to get 98% coverage across the UK. Rather than the old days when you couldn't get a signal sitting on top of one of their masts.


While the deal has been agreed, they've still got a lot of work to do towards this. Don't expect 98% coverage overnight, you'll probably be looking at about a year.
#9
Could always buy it and unlock it
[mod]#10
Welcome to HUKD cfwong and thanks for your first post :)

I've added an image to your post, for help on how to do this check out the links in my signature. Thanks
#11
After having a Three dongle for 6 months and realising with the occassional use I needed it for and the amount of the data allowance that was expiring (500 to 700mb down the drain every month), I recently purchased the Vodafone dongle.
I must admit, the 3G connection has been more constant with the Vodafone one and when browsing the net its a lot faster than the Three one. I also dont need to worry about my data running out (still got 75% of the included data left after a month which wont vanish), and if you use Quidco its a Tenner cashback.

Its a very good price for the Three dongle and for people likely to use the allocated data within the month a good deal so still voted hot.
#12
BEWARE!! I am signed up with "3", the signal strength here, although "3" show "Excellent", the maximum strength is 2 Bars and constantly drops out. Their Broadband speed is LESS than Dial-Up, and thats at best.I have tried to resolve things with them but just get the "Runaround". Caveat Emptor.Fed up with more than 12 months contract left.
#13
gw1mcd
BEWARE!! I am signed up with "3", the signal strength here, although "3" show "Excellent", the maximum strength is 2 Bars and constantly drops out. Their Broadband speed is LESS than Dial-Up, and thats at best.I have tried to resolve things with them but just get the "Runaround". Caveat Emptor.Fed up with more than 12 months contract left.


Friend had the same problem even travelling into central London so sent his back after 48 hours.
Coverage wasn't a big issue but even in high speed areas the connection was very unstable and would drop to dial-up speeds frequently.

I like the idea of the vodafone deal but £15/GB is about £5 more than I care for :-(
#14
So this can be unlocked and I can use my T-Mobile SIM which already has unlimited internet on it?
#15
Don't buy it! The problem with 3 is not coverage, it's the way they charge you.

As soon as you register a card, they take £10 off you. They then say you have to convert your top up to an add on (or other way round) in order to avoid being overcharged by the GB. Why? I think you have to do this EVERY TIME you make a payment.

When you try to do this, it then says you don't have enough credit to do this (because you have already used your dongle on their site and used up your credit!).

Contacted them straight away by email and phone (unhelpful Indian call centre). They said tough luck.

It's a scam as far as I'm concerned.
#16
Three would be fine if it wasn't for the indian call centre staff who pretend to be English.

"Hello Sir, this is Daniel, how can I help"

Daniel? Every time it's Daniel, Simon or Philip! :p
#17
Joe Bloggs;4787067
Don't buy it! The problem with 3 is not coverage, it's the way they charge you.

As soon as you register a card, they take £10 off you. They then say you have to convert your top up to an add on (or other way round) in order to avoid being overcharged by the GB. Why? I think you have to do this EVERY TIME you make a payment.

When you try to do this, it then says you don't have enough credit to do this (because you have already used your dongle on their site and used up your credit!).

Contacted them straight away by email and phone (unhelpful Indian call centre). They said tough luck.

It's a scam as far as I'm concerned.

[SIZE="2"]Maybe the first thing you need to do with your Internet Browser. Is to set the browser home page to the 3 network by default, even before connecting your dongle to your computer. Set to http://three.co.uk/ for example. using any other web address as your browser home page other then 3 network may cost you some credit. Maybe this is the reason why you can not convert your top up.[/SIZE]

[COLOR="Red"]Note that this is just theory (not tested on my part), as I don't own one of these dongles. I have had experience though with converting top-up's via a 3 mobile phone internet.[/COLOR]
#18
I do online gambling and find it's well worth having the Vodafone dongle in my desk drawer in case my ADSL ever drops when I need to place a big bet or lay on Betfair. It can happen at the most inconvenient times!
#19
Three mobile works fine for me. Speed has never diped below 512k and average is around 1mb - fine for email and browsing when out and about.

I had Vodafone Mobile BB before that and it was slower than dial-up wherever I went - auful.

Steve
#20
GREAT DEAL!! buy it unlock it get a iphone sim card off ebay, unlimited internet and it even allows you wifi but only to one service i think its cloud it works with but bt open zone dosnt seem to work.
#21
courtster
Get it unlocked http://www.dc-unlocker.com/ and use any sim card you want in it...


Is this free (and easy?) or is there a charge for this as I can't seem to work it out from their website.

Also, what make/model is this as it does not appear to be listed on the ad.

Lastly, does the iPhone sim only work with hotspots or do you also get free 3g connectivity as well?

Cheers
#22
cf125
GREAT DEAL!! buy it unlock it get a iphone sim card off ebay, unlimited internet and it even allows you wifi but only to one service i think its cloud it works with but bt open zone dosnt seem to work.


Do you have a link to a iPhone sim?

Thanks
#23
I would also be interested in unlcoking and iPhone SIM as I have just ordered one of these dongles

Thanks
#24
At my mates at the weekend, he's got this dongle, in east finchley the reception is almost non existant!

Cant knock the phone network though, always been good for me, touch wood!
#25
cf125
GREAT DEAL!! buy it unlock it get a iphone sim card off ebay, unlimited internet and it even allows you wifi but only to one service i think its cloud it works with but bt open zone dosnt seem to work.


This was brought up in the Three Dongle on here the other day. O2 have been sending emails out to cancel any sims not being used in an iPhone.
#26
Careful using an O2 Iphone sim in the Three mobile broadband dongle... a phone data plan uses a lot less data then a mobile broadband data plan. If you use an Iphone sim heavily in a mobile broadband dongle you might find you get asked to stop using it etc. The Iphone data plans state for use in an Iphone only.

Steve
#27
This should be arriving for me today, if I'm successful at unlocking it I'll post some details here :).
#28
How many credits are needed?

Is it 1 per 1 unlock?


Edit: Found it 15 credits are needed.


Mines now says its unlocked....just waiting on my iphone sim :)
#29
PeteBest
While the deal has been agreed, they've still got a lot of work to do towards this. Don't expect 98% coverage overnight, you'll probably be looking at about a year.


Yeah Autumn 2010... found out today.

Currently 91%, claimed to be 97.5% population coverage... moving up to 99% Q3 2010. Speeds will eventually increase from 3.6mbps to 7.2mbps. Still better than any other Mobile broadband network in terms of speed and coverage.
#30
£15pm 15gb by 3 is a great deal. You can also buy there own router to plug the dongle in, to use at home for upto 4 computers. http://threestore.three.co.uk/dealsummary.aspx?offercode=24B15GD025
#31
Not very impressed here, I ordered one of these then promptly cancelled within an hour of ordering, yet I noticed today on my bank they have debited £19.98 *rolls eyes*


EDIT: Refund recieved today.
#32
Dont know if anyone can help me out here or not?


Ive unlocked and i debranded the standard three firmware on the modem but ive only just realized the generic dashboard is only supported within windows.



Can anyone upload or send me the generic mac dashboard off the modem?


Many thanks

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